October 5, Wednesday: The Nature of Degeneration

“what is the nature of sin?  it is my claim to my right to myself which leads me to think that i am my own god.   condemnation comes when I realize that Jesus Christ came to deliver me from this heredity of sin, and yet I refuse to let Him do so.”  (My Utmost For His Highest)

“dear God,

the things that are happening in my life now You have allowed.  i have learned to live with them even if i, by nature, would have preferred others.  but that is fine because i trust you most.  i believe that somehow and somewhere down the line, they are for my own and the greater good because You love me best.

You know very well how i wonder sometimes if keeping low and giving up my right to myself on certain occasions is the right thing to do.  but yes, dear Lord,  i would rather err on the side of obedience to You than pursuing my stubbornness again.  You will look after me and mine in all.

You have granted me a full and comfortable life, wonderful kids and grandkids, good health, a promising future (jeremiah 29:11) and most of all, a direct connection with You.  what more could i ask for than that You grant me Your Spirit and nature so that sin will forever be dead in me.

Lord, i thank You for this peace and joy i have found in You.  may You bless us all indeed!”


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